Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit Blends Old & New Traditions

Nov 1, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to celebrate the dead and the living together. Traditional festivities in Mexico and Central America honor the soul's of relatives, with the belief that the dead's souls return for a day to eat, drink and celebrate with the living.

The Idaho Historical Museum is hosting a two week long Dia De Los Muertos exhibit. Today's First Thursday art event will include an open house. Off Center Dance Company will also perform a Day of the Dead dance at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

On Friday the museum hosts its sixth annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Music, traditional dance and kids' activities will go from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Visit the Idaho Historical Museum site for more information.

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